- Audio CD (November 9, 2010)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Import
- Label: Universal UK
- ASIN: B0045OWIGG
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #172,682 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
Best of: Suede
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2010 two CD collection from the Britpop band led by vocalist Brett Anderson and featuring guitarist Bernard Butler, now a renowned producer. Features all of Suede's biggest hits showcasing the group's early material with outstanding new production. This is the only Suede hits compilation that has been endorsed by the band. During the band's early years, they effectively instigated a new focus on British guitar music which had been largely eclipsed by Grunge before their emergence. Their inexorable rise saw them become one of the biggest groups in the country, a success which was replicated in many countries around the world. In 1999, after five studio albums, the group split. They returned triumphantly in March this year, playing three incredible and critically acclaimed shows including London's Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. The shows were hailed as a career high.
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Fully endorsed by Suede, and compiled by lead singer/songwriter Brett Anderson, the tracks are extremely well chosen. The group's first two legendary records, "Suede" and "Dog Man Star", are very well represented with respectively seven and eight songs apiece. From "Coming Up" there are six tunes, from "Head Music" four and finally from "A New Morning" there's just one.
Disc one is crammed (almost) full with 18 classic Suede singles. The excellent non-album release "Stay Together" is included. It omits only two singles. One of these isn't missed - the below par "Positivity" from their underwhelming "A New Morning" album. The other one, the sleazy "Attitude", an underrated single recorded for the previous 2003 compilation "Singles", also failed to make the cut. It should, arguably, have been included, especially as there was room on the first disc (only 73 minutes long, compared to disc two's 78 minutes).
On to disc two; if you're not a Suede obsessive, this will come as a REVELATION! These generous 17 tunes comprise some of their lesser known, but most breathtaking songs. Incredibly these were often hidden away as album tracks, or on B-sides. Check out, to pick just three, the stomping "She" (from the invigorating third record "Coming Up"), the epic "The Asphalt World" (from Suede's masterpiece "Dog Man Star") or the glam-tastic "Killing Of A Flash Boy" (flip side to the magnificently intense "We Are The Pigs").
To sum up; "The Best Of Suede" is a truly fantastic and essential addition to your music library. I recommend you purchase this over "Singles". This collection is faultless - you won't hit the "skip" button once. If new to Suede, after hearing this, I'd urge you to then proceed to the debut album and work your way chronologically forward from there. INDISPENSABLE: buy it!
They were - and are - exciting, loud, shocking, suggestive - and beautiful. This collection includes singles on the first disc and other tracks and B-sides on the second. All tracks were remastered and some of the early songs - So Young, Pantomime Horse - really shine, especially on a quality sound system.
It's also a collection carefully compiled by the band itself (and particularly Brett Anderson, the singer) over several months, and the order of the tracklisting shows this; it's perfect and should be listened to _at least once_ in the order here.
One detraction: Stay Together is the edited version (missing one chorus and the ending with the "rap"). But given the amount of space this is understandable.
Suede is a band much compared to the Smiths and to early Bowie, and in some sense they are similar - lyrical depth, unique guitar sound and that certain charisma associated with Morrissey and Bowie - but they stand apart as their own sound entirely and should not be missed by any music fan.